UK NHS dental activity may never return to pre-Covid levels

There were strong opinions at HBI 2020 on the key question as to whether NHS activity in the UK will ever return to pre-pandemic levels; UK CEOs and investors at HBI 2021 were less than optimistic about its chances, but double digit private growth is filling the gap.

EMEA’s Top 100 largest groups by revenue revealed

HBI’s inaugural HBI Health Care Services Top 100 lists the largest 100 companies by EMEA health care services revenue. In total revenue their revenue came to over €105bn - and we've uncovered some surprising winners and losers. 

Interview: Ray Berglund and Dominic Orchard, Alvarez and Marsal

The pandemic is causing many businesses and their investors to reassess their plans - and their portfolios. HBI speaks to Ray Berglund, Head of European Healthcare and Life Sciences at management consultants Alvarez & Marsal, and his colleague and Managing Director Dominic Orchard, about why they have never been busier, and the clear trend they are seeing towards carve-outs.

Hancock’s perilous position a problem for the NHS

The future of the UK NHS is changing according to the recent White Paper and Queen's Speech - we're moving towards collaboration not competition and a Secretary of State for Health with wider powers. But current incumbent Matt Hancock's reputation is damaged and his political capital on the wane. HBI heard at a Kings Fund digital event that this could prove a problem for the NHS.

Palamon pushes Bridgepoint off IDH/mydentist sale

Palamon Capital, the minority shareholder of dental group IDH/mydentist has bought majority control from Carlyle. Bridgepoint had earlier bought the group for £700m but Palamon has now exercised a right of first offer to push it out of the sale. 

The deals you can expect to see in the next two months

M&A slowed to a trickle during COVID but the next six weeks will see a flood of deals. HBI examines the deals that are about to happen, the companies looking to IPO, and reviews a handful of deals that remain resolutely on hold for the moment.

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